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The Mystery of the Forbidden Fruit

Recommended for ages 9+

Which forbidden fruit does Adam and Eve eat in the Garden of Eden? This stop motion short created with 12 rising 9th grade campers at Camp Ramah seeks to answer that question.

Testimonials and comments

After two weeks of meetings and discussions, scripting, designing, and hundreds of snapshots…none of the students had seen the whole project put together yet. They sat in the back of auditorium on wooden benches with about one hundred of their friends and staff from all over camp. While the general audience was chatting and flirting, the animation group was clearly focused on the big screen hanging from the ceiling, waiting for the show to begin. As soon as the film appeared, you could see the excitement and pride on their faces. Their peers were remarkably silently focused, with the exception of whispered amazement at animated effects. After the credits rolled, the room burst into the loudest applause of the day, and members of the group were beaming with pride. Some high-fived and some were still fixed on the screen, clapping so hard you could see their unabashed sense of accomplishment. All the hard detailed work, extensive planning, group decision making, and crunch time pressure dissolved into a celebration of achievement, pride, and community recognition. I was proud of them, but the most impressive and moving tribute to their work was this moment of authentic satisfaction and accomplishment as a team and as true creators.

Lom Friedman, G‑dcast Educator at Studio G‑dcast: Camp Ramah

Behind the Scenes


The development of Studio G‑dcast was made possible in part by funds granted by The Covenant Foundation.

The development of Studio G‑dcast was made possible in part by funds granted by the Covenant Foundation. The statements made and the views expressed in the individual projects, however, are solely the responsibility of the artists.

 

Gratitude for The Forbidden Fruit

This animated short film on the mystery of the forbidden fruit was produced at Camp Ramah by 2014 Animation Kishroniyah participants in Magshimim & Bogrim. This program was the result of campers working with a visiting animation specialist from Studio G‑dcast brought to Ramah through the generous support of the Covenant Foundation. Thank you to each of the campers, counselors, writers, narrators, producers, educators, and sound engineers that contributed to this animated interpretation of Genesis including Harlene Appelman, Barbara Barza, Josh Bermel, Howard Blas, Joni Blinderman, Ariana Capanna, Alena Golden, Glenn Grossman, Annalise Jacobson, Alon Jacobson, Jaimim Kammerman-Fletcher, Samuel Kluger, Sarah Lefton, Rabbi Andrew Pepperstone, Annah Podos, Ariella Rosen, Ezra Schwartz, Lisa Beth Schneider, Rami Schwartzer and Jeanne Stern.

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